Bathyraja minispinosa

Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977

Smallthorn skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae

Reference of the original description
Ishiyama, R. & Ishihara, H. (1977)
Five new species of skates in the genus Bathyraja from the western North Pacific, with reference to their interspecific relationships. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 24(2): 71–90

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Bathyraja minispinosa
Holotype: MTUF: 21872; Paratype: MTUF: 21908; MTUF: 21910; MTUF: 21909; MTUF: 21906; MTUF: 21907; MTUF: 21903; MTUF: 21904; MTUF: 21905; MTUF: 21901; MTUF: 21902; MTUF: 21899; MTUF: 21900; MTUF: 21873;

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Citation: Bathyraja minispinosa Ishiyama & Ishihara, 1977: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Bathyraja minispinosa ISHIYAMA & ISHIHARA, 1977, © Alexei Orlov
Common names
eng Smallthorn skate, eng Whitebrow skate

North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk off Abashiri, Japan to the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Bering Sea. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086]. Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell [17086]. Feeds on fish and benthic crustaceans [5868].

Size / Weight / Age
78.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))

demersal; marine; depth range 150 - 1420 m (Ref. 50550)

shark-references Species-ID=529;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)